WAITING ON CONNOR

Robin Brownlee
November 11 2015 10:05AM

Connor McDavid’s broken collarbone sucks on so many levels, not the least of which being he was a helluva lot of fun to watch and he was going to be a much-needed distraction for fans during yet another year out of the playoffs for the Edmonton Oilers.

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TOP 100 OILERS: DAVID PERRON (92)

Robin Brownlee
November 09 2015 01:58PM

Players with enough skill to play as a top-six forward on an NHL roster are a valuable commodity. Likewise, there is always a place on the coach’s line-up sheet for a player who finds a way to effectively agitate and generally make themselves a pain-in-the ass for opponents.

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1983-84 SEASON

Robin Brownlee
November 05 2015 04:58PM

1983

When the Hockey News did a series titled the Greatest Teams of All-Time, they listed the 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers among them. That’s tough to argue after Glen Sather and his band of 20-something superstars finally delivered on the promise they’d shown in their four previous NHL seasons by winning the 1984 Stanley Cup.

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SUNDAY SHAKEDOWN

Robin Brownlee
November 01 2015 01:38PM

BattleOfAlberta

The last time The Battle of Alberta had any real teeth to it, back in the 1980s when the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames were good teams that hated each other, there was no such thing as social media. No Twitter or Facebook. No fans talking trash at each other on hockey blogs and websites like this one.

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TOP 100 OILERS: IGOR ULANOV (93)

Robin Brownlee
October 26 2015 03:26PM

There is little statistical justification, advanced or otherwise, for having Igor Ulanov on this list of Top 100 Oilers, so those of you who lean heavily on such details can take a gulp of Sprite and roll your eyes. I’m putting him in the No. 93 slot because I don’t want him showing up at my door asking why I left him off. I’d be happy, however, to send him your way.

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